Chemical peels in Troy help to improve the color and texture of skin. Sun damage, age, and smoking can cause lines in the skin as well as patchy, dark, or uneven skin color. A deep chemical peel can restore and even out the color and texture of the skin. To learn more about this procedure, contact our Med Spa.
A chemical solution is applied over the skin. Initially, the skin will be red and swollen and may ooze or crust. Protective ointment will be used. Within 7-10 days, scabs should be gone and replaced by pink colored skin. It will take time for the pink to fade.
A deep peel can significantly improve the tone and texture of the skin as well as wrinkles, leaving more youthful and radiant skin.
The tradeoff for a more youthful facial appearance is downtime. Initially, the scabbing and crusting may be uncomfortable and during this time, you may not want to go out in public [insert hyperlink for ugly duckling here] Once the scabs are gone, pink skin color can last for many months before fading. Lighter pigmentation is possible. Sun avoidance is imperative.
This is a cosmetic procedure, paid for by the patient.
Less than 30 minutes (unless combined with another procedure)
Oral sedation in the office, general anesthesia if combined with another surgery.
Outpatient, unless combined with another procedure.
4-6 months, depending on how the redness fades.
Long-lasting, but varies from patient to patient.
Temporary swelling and pain commonly occur. Irregular skin color may be noticed initially. For the first 7-10 days, talking or eating may be uncomfortable if the peel is performed around the mouth due to cracks in the scabs. Pink color of the skin can be prolonged (several months) but can be covered with makeup until pigment returns. Hypopigmentation (lighter color) of the skin is possible.
All surgery carries risk. I recommend patients carefully weigh the benefits of having surgery against the potential risks which may arise. Risks include pain, bleeding, infection, damage to nearby structures, need for other procedures, recurrence of skin laxity, dissatisfaction with appearance, asymmetry, seroma, sensory changes including permanent loss of sensation, temporary or permanent changes in facial movement, wound healing delays requiring wound care, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolus. A complete list of risks will be discussed with you before surgery.
A chemical peel can be a great way to refresh your appearance without surgery. If you are ready for more radiant, youthful skin, give us a call to discuss whether a chemical peel in Troy is right for you.